Connor Kense

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Connor Kense

Connor Kense



Connor Kense practises corporate and commercial law, with a focus on corporate finance, securities, banking and mergers and acquisitions. He also assists clients with corporate governance, continuous disclosure, regulatory compliance and general corporate matters.

During his articles, Mr. Kense completed a secondment with Imperial Oil Ltd., where he worked on a variety of matters in the oil and gas sector. During law school, Mr. Kense volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada and the Queen’s Law Journal, and received the Medal in Law for achieving the second highest overall average in his class. He also spent a semester studying law at the University of Hong Kong in 2014.

Prior to law school, Mr. Kense worked in banking and corporate restructuring, with a focus on the administration of corporate bankruptcies and receiverships.


Professional experience

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J.D., Queen's University, 2015
B.Comm. (Finance), University of British Columbia, 2008
  • Alberta 2016

Clients for whom Mr. Kense has recently acted include the following:

  • Crescent Point Energy Corp. on its acquisition of oil and gas assets from Spartan Delta Corp. for $1.7 billion
  • Deltastream Energy Corporation, a portfolio company of ARC Financial, on its sale to Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. for $1.425 billion
  • Benevity on its sale to UK private equity firm Hg Capital LLP
  • Benevity on its acquisition of Alaya SA, a European-based provider of employee engagement "software as a service" platforms
  • RBC Dominion Securities Inc. as lead underwriter for the offering by Strathcona Resources Ltd. of US$500 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes
  • Parkland Corporation on its offering of  US$800 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes
  • Vermilion Energy Inc. in connection with its issuance of US$400 million 6.875% Senior Notes due 2030
  • A large, TSX-listed company on its successful defense against an activist shareholder
  • A Canadian-based private equity firm on various acquisitions of private companies in Canada and the United States, and the creation of a private investment fund to provide debt financing to its portfolio companies
  • An institutional investor on its successful campaign for board representation at a large, publicly traded Canadian real estate investment trust
  • A private oil and gas company on its sale, by plan of arrangement, with a transaction value of $30 million
  • Medal in Law – second highest standing, Queen’s University Faculty of Law
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Prize in Corporations and Taxation
  • Queen’s University Prize in Competition Law
  • Dean’s Honour List
  • Canadian Bar Association  
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association